hillsdown wrote:CKC1586 wrote:medicinewoman wrote:LRTX1
The cow is “ 7 years old” and I allowed for 1 year to reach first heat.
Which leaves 6 productive years to produce 6 calves with no twins.
With 2 sets of twins and 2 singles, for a total of six, there are two years unaccounted for.
2 sets of twins is equal to 2 births and 2 singles is equal to 2 births, for a total of only 4 births in 6 years.
What happened to the 2 missing births she could have produced?
Gold Trophy Dam: 6/18/2005 left her to mature before breeding I do not want them giving birth until they are at least two. She has many many many productive years ahead of her. Giving them time to reach maturing will give me more productive years. Certainly more that six for cripes sake! What the heck breed do you raise?
CKC we all agree with you, good producers do not want our heifers bred until they are around 15 months of age, unless we need to short breed to move up a calving season etc. and we are willing to take that chance. Being a bred growing heifer is hard enough, let alone raising a good calf, producing decent milk and breeding back in a timely manner . Btw ,anyone in their right mind would be ecstatic to have your Gold Trophy Dam in their herd .
Well as you know HD after "my episode" the folks came from Nebraska to look at my group and were so impressed they made me an offer I couldn't refuse on the entire group. They are very happy with their purchase and are using my cattle in their promotion pictures and on their website. I have my embroys still and hope to regroup/recover to the point I can cook a couple next year. I feel kinda stupid for responding to the poser but was only trying to contribute to what I thought was a legitimate thread. Bless your heart for your support and friendship.